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With the rapid changes in response to COVID-19, teens are under a great deal of stress. They are struggling with adapting to online school, being isolated from their friends, and losing out on important milestones and opportunities. As parents and caregivers are working through their own stresses and difficulties, it can be difficult to know how to support teens during this time. Here are some resources to help.

Library resources

If you don't already have a library card, you can sign up for a temporary card online.

Find great young adult audio and e-books on Overdrive Teens.

Stream movies and music, and find graphic novels and comics on Hoopla.

Even though the library isn’t recruiting Summer Reading volunteers this year, we will still have the Summer Reading Program. It starts June 15 and participants can play online or with a paper game board. The grand prize is the choice of a Technology Package or an Experience Portland Family Fun Package.

Check out more resources highlighted on our teen page.

Mental and emotional health

Teens can get peer support from YouthLine. No problem is too big or too small. Call 877.968.8491 or text 83986. YouthLine has also created a list of support resources specifically for COVID-19.

UNICEF has six strategies for how teens can cope with COVID-19.

John Krasinski of The Office launched a YouTube Channel called Some Good News to help lift spirits during quarantine.

With nearly 7.5 million followers, Yoga with Adriene is a very high quality YouTube channel. She has videos on meditation, physical fitness, and using yoga to process emotions.

Teens can help combat the spread COVID-19 in their communities by donating homemade masks to Multnomah County Joint Response. The CDC has instructions on how to make and properly use cloth face masks.

Resources for parents and caregivers

For up-to-date information and resources, check the Multnomah County page on COVID-19.

The Education Development Center has tips for Parenting an Older Teen in a COVID-19 World.

The Search Institute has a Relationships Checkup tool for parents, other caregivers and educators.

Quaranteengers: Strategies for Parenting in Close Quarters, a New York Times article, offers advice on how parents and caregivers can support teens during quarantine.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has created a helpful fact sheet for parents and caregivers. It contains a table broken down by age group that lists some common reactions children and teens might have to stress as well as ways that parents and caregivers can support youth. 

It’s also important to take care of yourself while taking care of others. Here are some resources for self-care for parents and caregivers.

National Parent Helpline, 1.855.427.2736

Mental Health and Coping with Stress from the CDC

Why Parents Need Self-Compassion During the Coronavirus Pandemic from the Chidlren's Hospital of Philadelphia

Parenting During Coronavirus: You Are Enough from PBS Parents

 

by Jane Salisbury, MCL volunteer

Clarissa Littler had volunteered since 2016 for Multnomah County Library, teaching computer skills at neighborhood libraries, and teaching programming and other skills at the Rockwood Library Makerspace, but when the COVID-19 pandemic came to Oregon early in 2020, she embarked on an entirely new venture: using 3D printers to make face shields and other protective equipment to help frontline workers all over Multnomah County. 

Clarissa’s path to this amazing project was long and full: she was a physicist and a computer science researcher who eventually began working in curriculum design, with an emphasis on programs for teens. She worked as the director of curriculum design for Pixel Arts Game Education, a non-profit whose mission is to create safe learning spaces for young people to play and design games together. When the schools closed for the year because of the pandemic, she had time on her hands.

All over the world, the need for personal protective equipment (PPE) was rising, and designers were developing plans that could be used on ordinary 3D printers. A Czech company called Prusa developed a 3D printer design for a face shield that could be used widely. Using the makerspace equipment at Rockwood Library, and working with Ben Sanford, the makerspace coordinator, Clarissa began working 10-hour days making face shields. These are being distributed through OHSU and Portland Public Schools to frontline workers. Clarissa said, “During the COVID-19 outbreak, I was so glad to be able to use the makerspace. I really wanted to do something to help. I learned so much in the actual doing of this project.” 

Beyond her wonderful dedication to the library and her work as a curriculum designer, Clarissa pursues many interests: philosophy, art, and music, including a genre called algorithmic music, a subset of electronic music, which involves using coding to compose and perform music live. She reads widely. For example, at the moment, she is reading The Affect Theory Reader, a scholarly text, and a cozy mystery involving witches, which she describes as “silly fluff.”

Asked which book has influenced her most deeply, Clarissa cited The Phenomenology of Perception, by the French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty. She spoke of its deep implications for consciousness and its exploration of how we perceive the world.

The library is deeply important in Clarissa’s life. She’s happy to have a good stack of books that she snagged before library buildings closed to the public. But more seriously, she said, “I see libraries as the last bastion of community space...it’s something I care about. I can get academic texts through interlibrary loan that I couldn’t possibly afford otherwise. I hope to continue working in the library.”  

Before the closure, Clarissa often walked the two miles from her home to Woodstock Library to pick up her books and spend time there. And she often took the bus to different libraries, way up to St. Johns, for example, to read and code and write in the comfort and community of the library space, which she values so highly. Her remarkable dedication and love of the library is a bright light in these complex times. 

Bất kỳ đứa trẻ nào sẽ được năm (5) tuổi vào hoặc trước ngày 1 tháng 9 đều đủ điều kiện đăng ký học Mẫu giáo tại trường học tại nhà được chỉ định.

Centennial School District :  Con của bạn phải đủ 5 tuổi vào hoặc trước ngày 1 tháng 9 năm 2020 để đủ điều kiện nhập học mẫu giáo cho năm học. Vui lòng điền vào mẫu đăng ký dưới đây gửi email đến trường học tại nhà của bạn cùng với bằng chứng cư trú và bằng chứng sinh.

David Douglas School District : Đăng ký trực tuyến  có sẵn cho tuyển sinh mẫu giáo mới cho năm 2020-21. Sau khi nộp đơn trực tuyến, bạn nên liên hệ với trường biên giới của con bạn để biết các hình thức cụ thể của trường để hoàn thành, phân công lớp học, lịch trình và các thông tin khác để giúp quá trình chuyển đổi của con bạn trở nên suôn sẻ. Nếu bạn đăng ký trực tuyến, bạn cũng có thể tải lên giấy chứng nhận tiêm chủng, giấy khai sinh và bằng chứng địa chỉ của con bạn, hoặc mang chúng đến trường.

Gresham-Barlow School DistrictĐăng ký trực tuyến có sẵn để đăng ký học sinh mới. Sau khi đơn đăng ký trực tuyến được chấp nhận, nhà  trường sẽ liên lạc với bạn để theo dõi thêm và có thể  sắp xếp một cuộc họp trước ngày đầu tiên của con bạn. Điều này rất quan trọng vì bạn có thể nhận được các biểu mẫu cụ thể của trường để hoàn thành, bài tập trên lớp, lịch trình và các thông tin khác để giúp quá trình chuyển đổi của con bạn trở nên suôn sẻ. Nếu bạn có thắc mắc, bạn có thể liên hệ với trường hàng xóm của bạn. Sử dụng ứng dụng Định vị trường học để xác định ranh giới trường bạn sống.

Portland Public SchoolsNếu quý vị có một bé lên 5 tuổi vào Ngày 1 Tháng 9, xin hãy đăng ký học Mẫu Giáo!  Để đăng ký, truy cập vào trang mạng pps.net/kinderenroll. Quy trình này mất khoảng 20-30 phút và nhân viên nhà trường sẽ liên lạc với quý vị trong mùa hè này. Trong khi các trường học đóng cửa, thì đăng ký trên mạng là sự lựa chọn dễ nhất, nhưng chọn điền đơn trên giấy cũng sẽ sớm được cung cấp. Quý vị không cần phải đăng ký nếu con em quý vị đang tham gia chương trình Head Start hoặc Pre-Kindergarten/ Lớp Mầm Non ở PPS.

Любой ребенок, которому будет 1 (пять) лет 1 сентября или ранее, имеет право записаться в Детский сад в назначенной им домашней школе.

Centennial School District : Регистрационный пакет,  Добро пожаловать в детский буклет для родителей

David Douglas School District : Онлайн регистрация  доступна для новых учащихся в детский сад на 2020-21 годы. После подачи онлайн-заявки вы должны связаться с пограничной школой вашего ребенка, чтобы заполнить школьные формы, заполнить школьные задания, расписание и другую информацию, чтобы сделать переход вашего ребенка гладким. Если вы регистрируетесь в Интернете, вы также можете загрузить справку о прививках вашего ребенка, свидетельство о рождении и подтверждение адреса или принести их в школу.

Gresham-Barlow School District : доступна онлайн-регистрация. После того, как онлайн-заявка будет принята,  школа свяжется с вами для дополнительного наблюдения и может  назначить встречу до первого дня вашего ребенка. Это важно, так как вы можете получать школьные формы для заполнения, классные задания, расписание и другую информацию, чтобы сделать переход вашего ребенка гладким. Если у вас есть вопросы, вы можете обратиться в местную школу. Используйте приложение «Локатор школ», чтобы определить, в какой школе вы живете.

Portland Public Schools :  Если у вас есть ребёнок, которому к 1 сентября будет 5 лет, пожалуйста, зарегистрируйтесь в нулевой класс! Чтобы зарегистрироваться, зайдите на веб-сайт pps.net/kinderenroll. Процесс занимает 20-30 минут, и сотрудники школы свяжутся с вами позже летом. В связи с закрытием школ регистрация онлайн является самым простым вариантом, но заявления на бумаге будут доступны в ближайшее время. Вам не надо регистрироваться, если ваш ребёнок посещает программу “Head Start” или “Pre-Kindergarten” в PPS.

9月1日或之前五(5)岁的任何孩子都有资格在其指定的家庭学校就读幼儿园。

Centennial School District注册包-中文

David Douglas School District在线注册  适用于2020-21年的幼儿园新入学学生。提交在线申请后,您应联系孩子的边界学校以获取学校特定的表格,以完成,班级分配,时间表和其他信息,以使孩子顺利过渡。如果您在线注册,还可以上传孩子的免疫证明,出生证明和住址证明,或将其带到学校。

Portland Public Schools : 如果您的孩子在9月1日将满5岁,请注册幼儿园! 要注册,请访问pps.net/kinderenroll。 这过程只需20到30分钟,学校工作人员将在暑期末与您跟。 在学校关闭的情况下,在线注册是最简单的选择,但书面注册将很快推出。 如果您的孩子参加了PPS学前班(Head Start)或幼儿园预备课程,则无需注册。

Ilmo kasta oo noqon doona shan (5) sano markay tahay ama ka hor bisha Sebtember 1, wuxuu u qalmaa inuu ku qoro Kindergarten dugsiga loogu talagalay.

Centennial School District Foomka is-Qoridda Ardeyga

David Douglas School DistrictDiiwaangelinta khadka  tooska ah ayaa loo heli karaa isdiiwaangalinta ardayda cusub ee Xanaanada sanadka 2020-21. Kadib markaad gudbiso arjiga khadka tooska ah waa inaad kala xiriirtaa dugsiga xuduuda ubadkaaga si aad u buuxiso, ku meelayso fasalka, jadwalka iyo macluumaadka kale si aad uga dhigto kala guurka ilmaha mid fudud. Haddii aad isku diiwaangeliso khadka tooska ah, waxaad sidoo kale soo gelin kartaa shahaadada tallaalka ilmahaaga, shahaadada dhalashada iyo caddeynta cinwaanka, ama waxaad u keeni kartaa dugsiga.

Portland Public Schools : Haddii ilmahaaga da’diisu noqoneyso 5 sanno marka la gaaro bisha Sebtamber 1deeda, fadlan diiwaangali ilmahaaga! Haddaba si aad u diiwaangaliso ilmahaaga waxaad tegtaa pps.net/kinderenroll. Marka aad diiwaangalineysa dariiqa la marayaa wuxuu qaadanayaa qiyaastii 20-30 daqiiqo, iyada oo shaqaalaha iskuulku kula soo xiriiri doonaan ka dib xilliga xaggaaga.  Maadaama ay hadda iskuuladu xiran yihiin, habka ugu fudud waa inaad online ka diiwaangaliso ilmahaaga, laakiin habkii xaashida ahaa ee diiwaangalintu waxa uu diyaar noqon doonaa sida ugu degdeg badan. Haddii ilmahaagu wax ka baranayey  barnaamijyada Bilowga Waxbarashada(Head Start) ama Xannaanada Bilowga ah(Pre-Kindergarten) uma baahnid inaad diiwaangaliso

As we are continuing to shelter in place through the end of the school year, here are some of our favorite authors and illustrators bringing their work directly to your kids and teens at home.

Jason Reynolds’ Write. Right. Rite. series. Create an award for yourself. Write a letter to a 15-year-old loved one. Design a book cover. Jason Reynolds, the seventh National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, brings weekly lessons and writing prompts about learning the ritual of “authentic”—not to be confused with “correct” or “exact”—expression. Throughout the series, he will share his passion for storytelling while discussing topics like creativity, connection, and imagination.  

Thank You Thursdays! With Mo Willems. Mo Willems and Yo-Yo Ma created a special play list of songs just for you. Get lost in the songs as you listen and doodle! If you haven't already joined in, check out the archive of Thank You Thursday and Lunch Doodles for more doodle sessions with Mo. 

The Guinness Book of World Records Weekly Challenge. The Guinness Book of World Records has created an at-home platform for kids to explore the stories of people who have set world records, and try breaking some of their own. Join each weekly challenge with ##gwrchallenge

Reading Rockets - video Interviews. Want to learn more about one of your favorite authors? Watch one of these videos! 

Storyline Online. Join celebrated actors like Rashida Jones, Betty White, and Rami Malek reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. 

#Operation Read Aloud. This Facebook page has links to all kinds of folks - famous people, authors and others, reading books out loud. 

Kids Ask Authors. Kids Ask Authors (subscribe here!) is  a weekly 5-10 minute podcast where children’s book author/illustrator Grace Lin and a guest author answer a question from a child reader. You can read their answers on this website.  Most episodes end with a book review, poem, short story or a joke by kids! Submit a question HERE! Submit a kid book review, poem, short story or joke HERE!

The coronavirus pandemic is challenging for everyone. For the community of children experiencing autism, it can be especially confusing. Here are some suggestions for help with navigating the crisis.

For fun

Enjoy the videos in Multnomah County Library's It's Storytime! collection, especially the Sensory Storytime playlist. Mix and match the short videos in this growing collection to create the perfect storytime for your child.

Spectrum Storytime with Ethan - fun books read by a very engaging young man who is on the spectrum.

Inclusive Storytime, Hillsboro Library & PSU - This collaborative storytime,  specifically designed for kids with varying learning styles and abilities, has moved online. Join the Facebook group and gain access to all of the parent guides and videos they have created. 

For information

Disability Rights Oregon - Know Your Rights: Education Rights During COVID-19 outlines a process for assessing and advocating for your child’s educational needs.

COVID-19 Resources for Families of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs from the Oregon Health Authority provides a similar list of resources to this one.

DIY Ways to Meet a Child's Sensory Needs at Home from Edutopia. Occupational therapists and trauma-informed teachers weigh in on how to create sensory tools and spaces with what you have at home.

FACTOregon.com shares Additional COVID-19 Resources, a compilation of resources relating to COVID-19 and education. They have a series of Distance Learning Webinars (Sample: Special Education and the IEP: Distance Learning Edition) and the “Special Education and Distance Learning: What You Need to Know Toolkit” available in English and Spanish.

Autism Society of Oregon Resources for School Closure has created a page with links to a variety of homeschooling sites, activities, virtual tours, exercise and more.

Understood.com Coronavirus Latest Updates and Tips has a LOT of resources to help parents and atypical children cope with learning and supporting your child at home. Here’s one example: Stuck at Home? 20 Learning Activities to Keep Kids Busy

The National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI) provides Emergencies and National Disasters: Helping Children and Families Cope, a collection of resources for parents of young children that include charts and a number of social stories to help your child understand what’s happening.

Attention, educators! Are you tired of using the same old books with your classes every year? Attend one of the library's summer educator workshops to learn about the latest and greatest books to use in the classroom. All workshops will be offered online this year.

 

Gotta Read This: New Books to Connect with Your Curriculum: This workshop highlights new books you might integrate into your language arts, social studies, math, science and arts curriculum. We have separate workshops for kindergarten to fifth-grade educators and sixth- to 12th-grade educators.

Kindergarten to fifth-grade educators: This is a two-part webinar, with part one on August 4 from 2-3:30 pm, and part two on August 6 from 2-3:30 pm. Register now

Sixth- to 12th-grade educators: Register now, and we’ll contact you to let you know when the online booklists are available.  

 

Novel-Ties (for fourth- to eighth-grade educators) online workshop: Hot, new fiction to use in book discussion groups and literature circles. Register now, and we’ll contact you to let you know when the workshop is available.  

 

2020 Talking Equity and Social Justice: Free Booktalks for Educators and Parents: Are you looking for some good new books to share with youth on topics like diversity, equity and social responsibility? Multnomah County School Corps Librarian Cathy Camper will share quick booktalks for educators and parents on titles that address these topics. She will also share tips about using books to promote equity. Online lists of the books will be provided. This is a two-part webinar, with part one covering materials for grades K-5 and part two for grades 6-adult. Part one is June 30 from 2-3:30 pm, and part two is July 2 from 2-3:30 pm. Sign up for either or both. Register now

 

Contact School Corps with questions.

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